A sense of direction
Given the importance of the compass to human development and progress, it isn’t surprising that it has long been the subject of art and literature. In particular, it has been used metaphorically in order to portray purpose, a guide and a sense of direction.
We only part to meet again. Change, as ye list, ye winds; my heart shall be The faithful compass that still points to thee John Gay
Conscience is a man’s compass Van Gogh
A rusty nail placed near a faithful compass will sway it from the truth, and wreck the argosy Walter Scott
I am told by those who know that there are six varieties of hangover—the Broken Compass, the Sewing Machine, the Comet, the Atomic, the Cement Mixer and the Gremlin Boogie, and his manner suggested that he had got them all P. G. Wodehouse